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Feminism Never Happened

Essay by: Robert Leonard

2010

Feminism Never Happened considers the work of nine Australian and New Zealand artists whose work nags the boundary between the feminist and the not-feminist: Del Kathryn Barton, Pat Brassington, Kirsty Bruce, Jacqueline Fraser, Anastasia Klose, Fiona Lowry, Fiona Pardington, Yvonne Todd, and Jemima Wyman. Reveling in gender, it serves up romanticised sex-crime landscapes; twisted glamour photography; appropriated pornography; women-and-children cavorting in a pagan Eden; a love/hate relationship with haute-couture; tales of rejection, heartbreak, and true-love; and a lady in red.


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